Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Wednesday - A trip back in time with the Ambassadors' parade in Den Haag

Two posts in a row about Den Haag go against the rules, however I have discovered that several times a year (but always on Wednesdays) newly posted Ambassadors to the Netherlands deliver their credentials letters to the Queen at her office/palace on the Noordeinde.

The notables are taken to the palace on a royal carriage accompanied by coachmen and footmen, like in an episode of Downton Abbey. The Master of Ceremony will welcome them while a brass band is playing.

Not easy to plan attendance in advance as, due to security reasons, the event is announced only shortly before its scheduled date.

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